Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Design Inspiration

Holiday Photo Cards - A Muse Style

Many of my family & friends send wonderful photo cards for Christmas. I always look forward to receiving them so I can see how everyone has changed over the year -- or NOT changed ;) HA! For some reason (lazy) I have a hard time sending out Christmas cards...let alone getting a picture taken.

Well...NOW is the time to start creating your cards! A Muse has some wonderful designs to share with you. These designs will be posted on the A Muse News blog throughout the week. I'm sure you will find a fast & fabulous design idea to get you started.

Here's one of the designs featured today. Guess who created it? MeLOL! This design is super fast - super easy! You could make all your cards in 1 day! Heck...I might even git-er-done this year!!

I decided on a card that fits a wallet size photo. The 4-bar notecards are the prefect size. The photo is framed by layering it on coordinating paper. The A Muse Elegant Tree is perfect since it's a solid image and doesn't need any coloring. I wanted a darker accent color - which I got by stamping the sentiments on the trees with A Muse Black Ink. And finally a little personal touch with the Star on top of the tree. Every year Mike helps Michaela put the star on top of our tree. It's copper colored...so this star twinkle sticker was a match :)

Don't forget to check out all the other design inspirations on the A Muse News blog. There's even some other tips on how to take photos!

Supplies: Elegant Tree; Joy Love Peace ma; Holiday Greetings Set (this set also contains the Joy Love Peace sentiment); Vintage Green 4-bar Notecards; Fern Solid 4-bar Notecards; Natural White Cardstock; Star Twinkle Stickers; Palm Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon


Curt in Carmel said...

What a gorgeous family you have! Your photo is exceptional and so wonderful for this type of card. Heck, you guys look so perfect they could use this as an example picture on frames you buy in the store! You also inspired me by stamping the sentiment over the tree image! This looks great, and is such a great idea. Best, Curt

mtfalco said...

Love this lori! very cute and good for mass production!

mtfalco said...

Love this lori! very cute and good for mass production!

Lorie said...

Wow! That is completely fantastic!

Rhonda said...

So, so cute! love that you stamped the words over the trees! Looks fabulous!

Beth Thomas said...

This is awesome, Lori! Love the words stamped over the trees, also! Terrific photo of a beautiful family!